Like cliff diving or ferret ownership, football is an endeavor best watched from the sidelines. Witness acts of bodily bravery with today's Groupon to the Cleveland Gladiators Arena Football League game against the Pittsburgh Power on Friday, July 15, at 8 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. Choose between the following seating options:
• For $11, you get one blue section upper-end-zone ticket (a $22 value).
• For $20, you get one green section lower-level sideline ticket (a $40 value).
High-octane and high-scoring Arena Football League action is played indoors on a 50-yard field with rebound nets, which not only serve to protect fans from flying footballs and kamikaze butterflies, but also keep askew kicks and misplaced passes in play. The Cleveland Gladiators' roster is packed with accomplished college athletes and former NFL players who have mastered the minutia of the league, ensuring a home team worthy of devoted fandom and a 12-minute fight song performed by the Roman Philharmonic in Latin.
This game will mark the team's second showdown with fellow playoff-hopeful the Pittsburgh Power, who are clawing their way through their inaugural season. The peppy Cleveland Gladiators Kickoff Crew and the Goddesses dance team, which will perform a halftime routine that will keep spectators rooted in their seats, provide entertainment and nonstop enthusiasm. Children might even meet Rudi the lion, the friendly Gladiators mascot.
Green seating for Gladiators games runs along each sideline, giving fans a profile perspective of play, and blue seating is positioned a level up from the field behind each end zone, a perfect spot for holding body-paint spelling bees.
From 1992–1994, the Cleveland Thunderbolts gave the city its first taste of Arena Football League action. And while the taste was but a tease at the time—the team disbanded at the end of the 1994 season—AFL fans eventually would see a return to revelry in 2008 with the arrival of the Gladiators, a team that bounced around the country like a rock band on pogo sticks before diggin’ in their cleats at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. In their first official season, the Gladiators introduced themselves in grand fashion by advancing to the franchise's first-ever conference championship game—a tough loss, to the eventual league champion Philadelphia Soul, that’s since stood as the squad’s humbling reminder of the unending effort required to achieve league dominance.
Quicken Loans Arena
631 Huron Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115Get Directions